Pedal to the Metal
21 September 2021 | Solomon's Island/Copper
Judy | Nice
Tucked away at Solomons Island YC
When the horse is pointed to the barn, there is no stopping it.
At 7 AM, we began unwinding ourselves by going back through the East River and of course, waving goodbye to the Statue of Liberty, and exiting New York harbor at 12 PM. By the time we reached Delaware Bay total darkness had set in. Torben, the guy with nerves of steel navigated us through the narrow channel amid barges and ships that were traveling in both directions. Not my cup of tea! I relieved him at daybreak, and he slept until we reached the C&D Canal at 10 AM.
When we excited the Canal, the Chesapeake was riddled with logs and other debris from the aftermath of hurricane Ida. The water was surprisingly muddy. We finally agreed on a place to anchor which ended up being a cool historic little town called Havre D Grace. During the First Congress in 1789, the town missed by only one vote being named the capital of the United States!
The following two days, we continued down the Chesapeake for a one-hundred-mile run. Her last leg of her summer shake down cruise had only one mishap. But hey, who needs fuel when you’re on a sailboat?
Tivoli is resting and recuperating in a slip at the Solomon’s Island Yacht Club until we return October 12. As you can see from the posted picture, Tivoli is a little big for her britches! Torben and I feel good that she is being well taken care of. (And we don’t mind that one of the members said he drank all our beer!) The Solomon Yacht Club boosts to be the friendliest Yacht Club on the Chesapeake. I bid to differ. They are the friendliest group of sailors we have ever come across. They take the Corinthian spirit to a whole new level! We are looking forward to our return!